Friday, January 8, 2016
Star Wars In the Teens
I'm old enough to have seen the original Star Wars when it first came out. For the record, I thought it a fun, but somewhat inconsequential movie. I also thought Princess Leia's hairdo the stupidest thing I'd ever seen on an actress. Anyway, after the photo lab I worked in went out of business, I turned to background work in the movies. It was either that, or live in my car. Funny thing is, for years I would joke that I was the only person in Los Angeles that didn't want to be in the movies, and now look at me. Even though I barely survive, I love what I do. And, as a member of SAG-AFTRA, I get to see free movies during award season. So, go see the new Star Wars movie if you must, but please also see The Revenant, I Smile Back, The Big Short, Straight Outta Compton, Carol, Spotlight, as well as non nominees Mad Max; Fury Road and The Martian. Please, it's your duty to stop The Force!